A look at examples of widening linguistic gap between North and South Korea

March 13, 2015 12:17 PM

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SEOUL, South Korea – After 70 years of the separation, people in North and South Korea speak in increasingly different ways. South Koreans have incorporated many English words and phrases into their language while isolated communist North Korea has eliminated words with foreign origins and created homegrown substitutes. Experts say about a third of everyday words used in the two Koreas are different.

— South Koreans use the English loan word "juice" but North Koreans say "danmul," or "sweet water."

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